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Chessman


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According to this. Quite Interesting.



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ilovecyprus


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Hi Chessman



I just read this. i too thought it was very interesting. As per one of my previous posts I thought Cyprus operated largely by 'who people know'. This seems to be changing. Cyprus might be growing up.

Also interesting that both Greece and Turkey were placed below Cyprus.



As usual the good guys are the Scandinavians especially the Danes. The world can learn so much from these people (although the Finns are having a few probs at the moment)



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"although the Finns are having a few probs at the moment."



Yeah. Finns ain't what they used to be...



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Agh pikey....



ilovecyprus


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good day PP. How are you? Are you rareing to go on this site. Have you had your three shreddies?



Chessman


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Hi ILC



I agree with your comments. Yes, the World can and should learn from the Scandanavians. However, I suspect too much arrogance, hate and greed prevents it.



What I found fascinating was that my perception of certain countries was not accurate. For example, I assumed that Colombia would be in the lower quartile. Perception is not always reality, I guess.



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I know what you mean Chessman. I would have put Columbia much lower. In fact, they have been lower in more recent years. Just shows how things can change.

I see India is way down there again.



Chessman


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ILC.



A comment from the Times of India.



''There is limited satisfaction to be drawn from being better than Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh''. LOL



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like it



kimosh


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i think people are blinded and only see what they want to see



ilovecyprus


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Can you say a little more about that kimosh



No1Doyen


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come on kimosh - open our eyes!



kimosh


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do you really think we are told everything that goes on ...on this island ... awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwe please wake up and smell the roses ... like i said people only see what they want to see ..... most of what happens on this island isnt put in the english papers ... but it is published in the turkish and cypriot papers ... i would like someone to honestly say what are the bonuses of living on this island ...and where about did you live before you moved here ... and please dont say the sun ...god there are many places you could live for that reason .... im interested .... (ilovecyprus) and (No1Doyen)



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msge 13

"do you really think we are told everything that goes on ...on this island"



Absolutely not. I really wish I could speak Turkish and Greek.



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ILC: "Have you had your three shreddies?"



I only wear one pair at a time although in my youth I may have carried someone else's in my pocket.



kimosh


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hahaha awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwe was thinking everyone needed a wakeup call to what really is going on ...on this so called lovely island lol .... got ya going for a bit ay .... and reading turkish is not aways an advantage ... things are no better .... there are no rules unless it happens to you.... then they will find one



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better sign off before im banned lol



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Can you tell us more about your eperience of the rules being changed. I am sure it happens. Would like to know what you have encountered.



PtePike



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That's not on having a funny eclipsed like that.



kimosh


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(ilc) tell me how much do you think 2 hour driving lesson would cost you in uk and then tell me how much you think it would cost you here



No1Doyen


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kimosh, What part of cyprus are you resident in?



kimosh


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northern side,,,,, hey the sunny side of course lol ....



kimosh


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well my daughter paid 700 sterling here 2 weeks ago for a one hour leason and 2 half hour lessons ....... and hey guess what she passed what a worry this is so many people here on the roads with no knowledge of jack ...



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wow, it's a long time since I took my driving test. i am a little out of touch. I think I used to pay 5 for an hours lesson. I guess now it would be 20 per hour in the UK. Perhaps the price would be 15 in the TRNC. I guess you are going to tell me there is one price for TC's and one for Brits



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700 pound sterling. My gggggoooooddddd. That's unbelievable. You can't pass a test with two hours of lessons, not unless you are Lewis Hamilton perhaps.



kimosh


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look at my 23 posting



kimosh


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just tryed to open new posting on this subject wouldnt let me ....



kimosh


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its ok opened now



No1Doyen


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Oh I get it - it's who you know and not what you know



kimosh


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unbliveable ay ...... she is so nervus on the round you wouldnt belive ...she told instructer she wasnt ready for test he said ..... dont worry i know all the test instructer you will pass dont worry ... omg i was so shocked ...its all about money here everthing is like this here ... you are SUPERB he told her omg



kimosh


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she didnt know this driving school from adam .... she just wanted lessons to learn



ilovecyprus


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read my post msge 82. Not all of what I say is right but i suspect some truth in it



http://www.cyprus44.com/forums/5132.asp



Chessman


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Kimosh



Does your daughter drive on her own, now she has passed?



kimosh


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yes im affraid so .... hey why wouldnt she .... they passed her here .... what a worry this is ..... must say she is not that bad take the old corners a bit bad ...but she does indicate more than most plus she had taken a few lessons in the uk ...... but she would tell ya herself she is not really road worthy... but hey there is good news ....ya have a pre test like in england except all ya have to do is answer 3 or 4 questions omg on the high way code mmmmmm lovely ay



reproman


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just my opinion...



If my daughter was on the road, and didnt feel she passed or was road worthy, i would still be sending her for lessons....why did you let her pay the 700 "fast track" in the first place?



at the end of the day, its her own life thats at stake here, ...and everyone elses on the road!

How would you feel with yourself if one night you get that dreaded phone call....knowing full well she isnt road worthy?





This also applies to other issues, when it comes to cutting corners, yes it can make life easier...paying someone to get to the top of the queue in the council etc...but when/if it back fires....be ready to take full responsbility for your own actions. You knew EXACTLY what you was doing when you was 'crossing their palm with gold'.





Just because the laws can be broken so easily is doesnt mean it should be done to readily.



Repro.



p.s. id just like to add, this isnt just a Cyprus problem, this happens all over the world...including the UK!



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Can you let us know the make and model of the car she is driving so we can all keep out of the way.



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